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Gay Pride – Ten Years On (1983), news item about protests when Michael Fowler visits San Francisco (13 July 1981 or 1983?) and Men’s Liberation and Censorship on Television


Unique ID

1126778261-16

Speakers

Peter Wall, Peter Nowland, Patricia Bartlett, Brett Sheppard, Chris Masters, Kevin Green, Victoria Quade, Yoka Neumann, Michael Fowler, unidentified speakers

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Details

Source tape

     

0161-AB

Date

     

1983, 13 July 1981 or 1983

Source

     

Television One, National Programme

Copyright

     

Television One, National Programme

Recorded by

     

unknown

Deposited by

     

unknown

Comments

Phil notes the Michael Fowler news story is from 1981.. however the next news item about flautist Marya Martin is possibly talking about 1983??

Disclaimer

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Summary

 

Close Up (1983) - Gay Pride 10 years on, what’s really changed? Introduced by Carol de Colville (Television New Zealand)

 

01:06

Close Up theme music

 

01:20

Gay Pride 10 years on

 

02:15

Quick montage of speakers .. We’re back in the dark ages as far as homosexual law is concerned..

 

02:45

Playing straight.. coming out of the closet .. Hollywood movie “Making Love”.. Christians.. some Ministers prepared to bless homosexual unions..

 

04:20

Patricia Bartlett – acts of the homosexual spread venereal disease.. disorientation .. flit from partner to partner..

 

04:50

Gay drop-in-centre in Wellington..

 

05:00

Opinion survey’s show that homosexuality should be treated equally.. Gay Rights Coalition for Gay Pride Week.. coming out at home..

 

06:00

Mother finds it hard to understand that I was married, now living the life as a lesbian.. I can’t kiss in the street

 

06:50

Out magazine..

 

07:10

Brett Sheppard – image of gay men now - masculine type of person.. denim, short hair, moustache, very well dressed.. the common limp wrist stereotype may be 1% of the homosexual community..

 

08:00

Gay commercial scene in Auckland.. Auckland Saunas.. three raids on Saunas since 1978..

 

09:00

Sheppard - Auckland the gay capital..

 

09:30

Cabaret.. gay partners crowding the dance floor.. big spenders, disposable income..

 

10:35

Sheppard - the gay community has an exceptional spending power..

 

11:00

Inner City Tavern – owned by two lesbians..

 

11:38

Chris Masters – Gay Switchboard.. counselling..

 

12:00

Kevin Green – lost a job due to being a homosexual.. told that gay relationships are temporary things.. Human Rights Act doesn’t cover this form of discrimination..

 

13:15

Victoria Quade – I worry about getting a job.. terrified if someone sees me on this

 

14:25

Yoka Neumann – lesbian mothers .. children with lesbian parents..

 

15:30

Patricia Bartlett – that’s a contradiction – if they were lesbian they wouldn’t be able to be a mother..

 

15:50

5 – 14 year prison term for homosexual acts

 

16:00

Homosexual Law Reform

 

16:50

The principal of equality.. age of consent..

 

17:17

Patricia Bartlett – we have laws against murder, rape and robbery.. if these were removed I’m sure these would greatly increase.. and if we’re going to legalise homosexual acts..

 

17:47

Gay social clubs..

 

18:00

There should be no distinction between heterosexuality and homosexuality..

 

18:17

Bartlett – the young are confused now about normal sex..

 

 

News (National Programme)

 

19:00

The shooting of a pet corgi dog in Dunedin.. regional news..

 

 

News item on Wellington / San Francisco sister city relationship, with an interview with Mayor of Wellington, Michel Fowler (13 July 1981 or 1983?) as he faces protestors in San Francisco

 

20:20

Picketing Michael Fowler in San Francisco

 

20:35

Michel Fowler – The reason for these protests is that The Wellington Council did not allow lesbians to advertise on Council buses.. I’ve got a lot of friends who are gay.. The Council wouldn’t encourage deviations from the norm.. “Fowler Go Home”..

 

23:30

Flutist Marya Martin returns to New Zealand..

 

25:20

Police warn people who want to protest against the Springbok tour

 

26:10

Hunger Strike at Addington Prison enters its fifth day

 

27:00

Rioting in UK .. an orgy of destruction.. it wasn’t a race riot..

 

28:00

Price control is back on apples .. looking now at bread

 

29:00

Weather forecast

 

30:00

Morning report theme finishes

 

30:40

Springbok tour protest in Auckland

 

 

Close Up - Men’s Liberation (Television New Zealand)

 

32:00

Close Up theme

 

33:30

Men’s Movement.. it’s sad that most men can’t get close to men in our society..

 

34:30

They’re friends but more than friends.. Men’s Liberation.. a pint in the pub with the boys.. they believe that most men don’t get down to the nitty gritty..

 

35:20

A men’s group gets together for a meal.. numbers are hard to assess.. want to dump the stereotypes..

 

35:40

males are hoodwinked into being a strong male.. males are sensitive, warm, open human beings..

 

36:30

Traditional male attitudes..

 

37:00

I enjoy doing lots of average-guy things.. rugby league fan.. my motorbike..

 

38:00

Suspicion of homosexuality. .. there is one man who is gay..

 

39:00

Once a week they meet at each other’s house.. I feel comfortable holding this hand, but your hand is shaking.. Bruce Davis confronting his fears.. I wanted to be comfortable touching men..

 

41:20

I felt really good afterwards.. happy, relaxed.. trust..

 

42:00

Gentleness and trust.. getting closer.. Tony Clarke is a married man in the group..

 

42:20

Clarke – I’m confronting a lot of things..

 

43:00

Pauline – Tony’s got a lot more energy.. it’s brought us together..

 

44:20

I’m challenging the competitiveness in males.. men are afraid to express themselves.. like touching men.. I really like you.. you’re a good friend..

 

 

Close Up - Censorship on Television (Television New Zealand), introduced by Alison Parr

 

45:30

Montage of voice clips

 

46:40

bound by rules they didn’t make .. five television censors.. good taste and decency..

 

47:40

Peter Fabian – Brideshead Revisited controversy.. that scene comes well into the feature.. sex scene.. time of broadcast..

 

50:40

Excessive sex and nudity .. 47 scenes were cut last year because of sex..

 

51:30

Patricia Bartlett – violence and sex on television.. many letters of concern.. you see it before you know it’s going to be on.. being reduced to peeping-toms.

 

52:30

John Terris – what Pat Bartlett is saying is important.. censors are inclined to get overly concerned..

 

53:20

BBC productions.. swearing.. 96 cuts made for offensive language..

 

54:30

BBC production “Sailor” – swearing..

 

55:00

Chips – violence .. 151 cuts for violence were made last year..

 

55:30

link from showing violence with increasing crime.. we’ll have to have at least 40 or 50 years to establish links

 

57:00

All international tapes are screened by censors

 

57:20

Offensive words on television..

 

58:50

Television Soaps.. they never show flesh.. but they come close to promoting promiscuity..

 

59:40

Alan Martin - we’re aware of the pressure groups..

 

60:00

Patricia Bartlett – we get nowhere by writing to the Director General.. it’s a family medium..

 

61:30

Commonsense decisions

 

62:20

John Mortimer

 


   



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